From award-winning filmmaker Paul W.S. Anderson, known for Resident Evil and Death Race, comes the epic historical disaster film Pompeii, which he directed and co-produced. Inspired by the cataclysmic eruption of Italy’s deadly volcano Mount Vesuvius that destroyed the ancient Roman city Pompeii in 79 A.D., it stars Kit Harington, Emily Browning, Carrie-Anne Moss, Kiefer Sutherland, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Jessica Lucas, Jared Harris and Paz Vega.
In 62 A.D., a tribe of Celtic horsemen are wiped out by Corvus and his Roman soldiers, leaving only one survivor - a boy named Milo whose mother was killed by Corvus. Seventeen years later in 79 A.D., Milo is a slave turned invincible gladiator brought to Pompeii where he falls in love with the beautiful Cassia, the daughter of the wealthy merchant Severus. However, she has been forced to marry Corvus, now a corrupt Roman Senator -- threatening to kill her family if she defies him. As Milo is set to battle the champion gladiator Atticus -- who by Roman law will be granted freedom if he wins one more time, Corvus plots to have them both killed. However, they survive the battle just as Mount Vesuvius erupts in a torrent of blazing lava that destroys the once magnificent city. In a race against time, Milo must fight his way out of the arena -- with help from Atticus -- to punish Corvus for his evil misdeeds and rescue his beloved before Pompeii crumbles.
The DVD, Blu-ray and Blu-ray special features include commentary with filmmakers, and two making-of featurettes: “The Assembly – Cast and Characters” and “The Volcanic Eruption – Special Effects.” The Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D exclusively feature deleted and alternate scenes, plus four additional making-of featurettes focusing on the stunts, production design and costume design in the film, along with a behind-the-scenes look at ancient history’s greatest disaster.
- Kit Harington as Milo
- Dylan Schombing as Young Milo
- Emily Browning as Cassia
- Carrie-Anne Moss as Aurelia
- Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Atticus
- Jessica Lucas as Ariadne
- Jared Harris as Severus
- Kiefer Sutherland as Senator Corvus
- Joe Pingue as Graecus
- Dalmar Abuzeid as Felix
- Sasha Roiz as Proculus
- Jean-Francois Lachapelle as Milo's Father
- Rebecca Eady as Milo's Mother
- Currie Graham as Bellator
DVD Special Features:
- Filmmakers’ Commentary
- The Assembly – Cast and Characters
- The Volcanic Eruption – Special Effects
Blu-ray Special Features:
Includes all DVD Special Features plus:
- 20 Deleted & Alternate Scenes
- The Gladiators – Stunts
- The Journey – Production Design
- The Costume Shop - Costume Design
- Pompeii: Buried in Time – Behind the Scenes of Ancient History’s Greatest Disaster
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